Lebanon's The Daily Star
The Lebanese Army Thursday declared the area along the border with Israel a closed military zone in a bid to prevent protesters from reaching the frontier on Naksa Day, security sources said.
“The Lebanese Army declared the area adjacent to the border a closed military zone in anticipation of any developments that could take place on Naksa Day,” one source told The Daily Star.
“This means that the rally could be replaced by celebrations at the [former] Khiam detention center” to reduce the possibility of a faceoff with Israeli troops, the source added.
Khiam is about four kilometers from the Lebanon-Israel border.
Meanwhile, security measures were being increased on both sides of the border ahead of calls for a rally at Lebanon’s border with Israel Sunday. more